Oscar Goodman and Bob Cashell Endorse Adam Laxalt

By Oscar Goodman and Bob Cashell

The two of us have combined to serve the people of Nevada for more than 30 years, representing opposite ends of our vastly diverse state. We’ve each served as a Mayor of one of Nevada’s largest cities — Las Vegas and Reno — and are proud to have had a hand in helping the Silver State become the beacon of prosperity and opportunity it is today.

Though we have different political affiliations — one of us served as a non-partisan and became a Democrat, the other is a Republican — there’s a point on which we strongly agree: The November 6 election to choose Nevada’s next Governor presents voters with a crucial and clear choice — one that will have profound consequences for Nevada’s future. And we agree that the clear choice is Adam Laxalt.

Adam has served for the past four years as Nevada’s Attorney General, and during that time he has been an absolutely exemplary public servant. He’s also been extremely effective at performing his office’s most important function — protecting Nevadans and promoting public safety. He’s tirelessly pursued justice for sexual-assault victims, taking on Nevada’s terrible backlog of more than 8,000 untested sexual-assault evidence kits. He’s done important work protecting Nevada’s seniors, creating a financial fraud unit to combat elder abuse. He’s been a bold leader in combatting the opioid crisis that has devastated so many of our fellow citizens. And, as a veteran of the U.S. Navy, he’s continued to stand up for his fellow veterans, creating a program within his office that provides Nevada’s military community members with free legal representation at no cost to taxpayers.

Even more important is that in this race for Governor, it’s become clear that Adam is the only candidate with the vision, principles and priorities to create a bright future for our state. He has outlined a series of policy platforms that would bring much-needed reform and accountability to our education system, protect and build upon our thriving economy, increase Nevadans’ access to affordable, quality health care, and improve services for our military veterans. In an age when so many candidates for office offer little more than empty rhetoric and meaningless platitudes, Adam has shown an impressive and commendable seriousness in identifying and articulating genuine, concrete solutions to Nevada’s challenges.

And, perhaps most important of all, Adam is a man of integrity, honesty, and exceedingly high character. We know he loves Nevada and will always do what he believes is best for our state and our citizens. Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican or Independent, a resident of Northern, Southern or rural Nevada, you can count on Adam to always fight for you and your family.

We’re proud to support Adam Laxalt to be Nevada’s next Governor.

Oscar Goodman served as Mayor of Las Vegas from 1999-2011. Bob Cashell served as Mayor of Reno from 2002-2014.